Pictured: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander
Recent spy photos have surfaced of a camouflaged 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander prototype, and that inspired some rumors and guesses about what the future model will possess.
Although the SUV’s exterior was camouflaged, it is thought that the 2021 Outlander could be reminiscent of the Engelberg Tourer concept car, with features like the unique grille surround along with a similar headlight and taillight shape.
In comparison to the 2019 Outlander, the 2021 model looks like it could be larger — meaning that it could be moved up to the mid-size-SUV segment, considering the 2019 model is already considered a large compact SUV. A larger exterior would lead to the 2021 Outlander having a more spacious interior. If this shift occurred, it would make the Eclipse Cross the smallest SUV in the Mitsubishi lineup.
So far, Mitsubishi hasn’t announced what powertrain options will be available and standard for the 2021 Outlander. However, it is rumored that one of the engine options could be a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four engine for the base model. Other options that could be available include a V6 engine, as well as a plug-in-hybrid powertrain that’s currently offered on the 2019 Outlander.
If you’d like to check out a current model-year Outlander, you can take one for a test drive at Larry Jay Mitsubishi in Charlotte.